Raphael Lessard gets his first win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.
In a wild two-lap shootout that ended prematurely with a multicar wreck near the entrance to the third turn, 19-year-old Canadian Raphael Lessard earned his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Chandler Smith returns to his ARCA Menards Series pole-winning ways, setting a fast time of 16.990 to start up front in his No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry for the ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions. Sitting to his outside is the only car that was faster than him in practice, his Venturini Motorsports teammate Michael Self in the Sinclair Oils No. 25.
“It means a lot, especially for this place. I feel like it’s going to be whoever gets out front, sets the pace for everybody, and that’s how the rest of the field is gonna end up pacing. So I’m really glad I’m sitting out front and I’m definitely gonna be able to set the pace.”
Chandler Smith, The ARCA Pensacola Pole Sitter at Five Flags Speedway
16-year-old Canadian Driver to Make Debut in No. 51 Camry at Speedfest
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that 16-year-old Canadian driver Raphael Lessard will pilot the team’s No. 51 Super Late Model in 18 events during the 2018 season. Lessard will make his KBM debut Sunday, Jan. 28 in the ARCA/CRA Super Series SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga. Continue reading →
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Since 2008, ARCA Racing Series driver, Tom Hessert III has finished inside the top-ten series point standings every single year – but that may not happen in 2017. This season Hessert is sharing his No. 25 Venturini Motorsports car with newcomer, Raphael Lessard.
Hessert is returning to the track at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, after taking the pole and finishing fourth in the ARCA season opener at Daytona. Last year, he finished his career best season, second in the series point standings. Continue reading →